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  • Graham: Keeping Marriage Amendment In Party Platform Will Hurt GOP In 2016

    06/28/2015 10:45:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies
    Crooks & Liars ^ | June 28, 2015 | "Heather"
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Sen. Lindsey Graham told Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that the Republican party needs to finally hang it up when it comes to keeping a proposal for a Constitutional amendment banning gay marriage in their party platform, but that he made it clear they're not going to let it go as a wedge issue any time soon. As long as they can keep the religious right whipped into a frenzy over whether their "liberties" are being violated by not being free to discriminate against a group of people they don't like, they're going to keep going after those...
  • Gallup: Majority of Republicans now view gay and lesbian relations as morally acceptable

    05/21/2015 8:03:04 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/21/2015 | AllahPundit
    I’m old enough to remember an America where Boy Scouts could have water-pistol fights and most Republicans thought gay relationships were immoral. Which is to say, I’m more than a year old.This … may not be the best day to cite research on people’s changing views of gay relationships, given that another recent bombshell study of attitudes towards gays was just debunked as having used faked data. We can trust a pollster as credible as Gallup, though.Can’t we?On the one hand, that sudden spike in GOP support from the low 40s to a clear majority over the past 12...
  • Gay marriage a difficult issue for GOP White House hopefuls

    04/23/2015 9:27:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2015 11:36 AM EDT | David Crary
    For Democratic politicians, same-sex marriage has become an easy issue: Theyre for it. Many Republican VIPsnotably the presidential hopefulsface a far more complicated landscape. Looming ahead for these contenders are early contests in states such as Iowa and South Carolina, where a major role will be played by conservative Christian voters firmly opposed to same-sex marriage. Further down the road is the 2016 general election, where the nominee will likely need backing from independents and moderate Republicans who support gay unions. Republicans are trying to thread the needle on this, with varying degrees of skill. It doesnt take a genius...
  • The new GOP? Republican openly campaigns with gay partner

    02/14/2014 8:02:21 PM PST · by massmike · 79 replies ^ | 02/14/2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    A Republican seeking congressional office and touting a reform agenda has just made history by becoming the first politician on the campaign trail to bring his gay partner to the forefront, with an advertising film. I dont see it as such a big deal, said openly gay Carl DeMaio, of his campaign ad for California office that shows him holding hands with his gay partner, in The Daily Mail. He downplayed the ad further, saying that its not really different from other politician hopefuls who show their spouse, their children, their household pets in their ads, the newspaper said. In...
  • When Will Social Conservatives Stop Demanding Special Rights?

    02/14/2014 7:48:21 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/14/2014 | Josh Barro
    This week, the Kansas House of Representatives passed House Bill 2453, "An act concerning religious freedoms with respect to marriage." Despite its name, this bill isn't about religious freedom. It's about creating new special rights (yes, those dreaded special rights) for people with anti-gay views. The bill would protect the ability of any individual, government agency, or "religious entity" (which includes a business operated in accordance with owner's religious views) to refuse service based on sincere religious beliefs about sex or gender, and to refuse to recognize any marriage or similar arrangement for those reasons even if such service...
  • 3 gay Republicans trying to make election history

    01/19/2014 4:48:16 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 19 JANUARY 2013 | AP
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) Dan Innis' husband persuaded him to run for the U.S. House. It didn't matter that Innis, a former business school dean, faced an aggressive Democratic incumbent, GOP colleagues who oppose his right to marry, and history no Republican ever has been openly gay when first elected to Congress. "He said, 'You've got to do this,'" recalls Innis, running in the 1st Congressional District, which covers most of eastern New Hampshire. "He said, 'You need to take this opportunity and see if you can make a difference.'" Innis plays down his sexuality as a campaign issue,...
  • What If a Republican Congressman Got Outed and Nobody Cared?

    01/07/2014 9:22:48 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | 01/06/14 | David Weigel
    <p>On Friday a producer and former CBS reporter named Itay Hod put up a Facebook post intended to out Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock. The tabloid media, for years, has played a game with the young Republicanwink-wink stories about his photoshoot for a men's health magazine, the sexy celebrities he follows on Twitter, stuff like that.</p>
  • Ruger LCRx

    12/18/2013 5:05:02 PM PST · by servo1969 · 45 replies ^ | 12-18-2013 | Caleb
    Ruger Expands the Popular Line of Lightweight Compact Revolvers with the Addition of the LCRx Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the introduction of the LCRx, the newest variation of the revolutionary Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR). Chambered in .38 Special +P, the LCRx features an external hammer that allows it to be fired in single-action mode. Since its introduction in 2009, the LCR has become extremely popular with conceal carry customers seeking the simplicity of a revolver, said Chris Killoy, Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Customers have been asking for a traditional double-action version of the...

    01/14/2009 7:58:14 AM PST · by P8riot · 97 replies · 8,362+ views ^ | 1/14/2009 | DRTV
    SOUTHPORT, CONNECTICUT, January 15, 2009 - Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce the new Ruger Lightweight Compact Revolver (LCR), an evolution in revolver design. The 13.5 ounce, small frame, 5-shot LCR has three main components: a polymer fire control housing, an aircraft quality aluminum monolithic frame, and an extensively fluted stainless steel cylinder. The Ruger LCR represents one of the most significant new revolver designs in over a century, with three patent applications pending. The LCRs lightweight, chemical-resistant polymer fire control housing contains the entire fire control mechanism. Because the fire control components are located...
  • Ruger LCR .38

    05/21/2011 3:03:54 PM PDT · by Qwackertoo · 56 replies
    Anyone have experience with the Ruger .38 LCR? I'm tempted to buy one to replace my Ruger .380 LCP and give that to my husband. I've decided after owning it a little over a year that I prefer a revolver over the pistol. Any reviews or comments on this choice vs. a S&W? Thanks!
  • Gay GOP Group in 'Ongoing' Discussions With Romney Campaign, RNC

    05/04/2012 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | 6:36 am | Paul Stanley
    Log Cabin Republicans, a gay political action group, is in "ongoing" discussions with Mitt Romney's campaign and the Republican National Committee on a variety of issues, said the group's director, which most likely includes same-sex marriage and employment discrimination policies. The group will be meeting over the summer to determine whether to endorse Romney prior to the GOP convention. "I can't confirm the details of our conversations because they are of a 'private nature,'" the group's Deputy Executive Director Christian Berle told The Christian Post. "We're in ongoing conversations with the Romney campaign and the RNC on the issues that...
  • It's Official - The Ruger LCR-22 Is Released

    12/18/2011 6:54:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 59 replies · 1+ views
    onlygunsandmoney ^ | 16 December, 2011 | John Richardson
    Ruger just posted this on their website which makes the LCR-22 official: Ruger Introduces the LCR in .22 LR December 16, 2011 Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the new Ruger LCR-22, an eight-shot revolver that offers all the features of the award-winning LCR, chambered in the popular and economical .22 Long Rifle cartridge. "The LCR has proven its worth since its introduction in 2009, and has become an extremely popular compact revolver for concealed carry," said Chris Killoy, Ruger Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Our customers asked for a rimfire LCR for low...
  • Log Cabin Republicans Proudly Endorses Sen. John McCain for President

    10/08/2008 10:29:43 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 50 replies · 712+ views
    Log Cabin Republicans Proudly Endorses Sen. John McCain for President Log Cabin Republicans recently announced its endorsement of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for President of the United States. The decision was announced at Log Cabin's "Big Tent Event" at the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, MN. Read Log Cabin's news release announcing the endorsement. At the event, McCain Campaign National Political Director Michael DuHaime spoke to Log Cabin Republicans and formally accepted the endorsement. Also, McCain Campaign Senior Adviser Steve Schmidt addressed gay Republicans gathered at the party's convention. Schmidt, who has served as tjhe day-to-day campaign manager since...
  • McCain Endorses Knight Initiative (McCain Opposed, Then Supported, Now Opposes Ban on Gay Marriage?

    01/14/2008 6:34:30 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 18 replies · 124+ views
    Log Cabin Republicans ^ | 2/24/00 | Staff
    Senator McCain told reporters this morning that he would vote yes on California Proposition 22, the so-called knight Initiative, which is on the California ballot on March 7. ...McCain said he would "vote yes" on the measure if he was a California voter, adding that "this is consistent with my psoition in opposition to same-sex marriage."
  • [Ron] Paul Not Opposed To Same-Sex Marriage

    12/18/2007 5:29:12 AM PST · by Sopater · 106 replies · 218+ views
    The Bulletin ^ | 12/14/2007 | Joe Murray
    Keeping true to his strict federalist view, GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul told ABC's John Stossel gays should be allowed to marry. "They can do whatever they want and they can call it whatever they want; just so they don't expect to impose their relationship on someone else," Dr. Paul stated. The Texas Congressman added, "I would like to see all governments out of the marriage question. I don't think it is a state function; it is a religious function. There was a time when only churches dealt with marriage and they determined what it was. But 100 years or...
  • (1984) New Right's on target as Republicans gather in Dallas

    09/12/2007 5:57:51 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 32 replies · 309+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune via Bar Of Integrity ^ | August 18, 1984 | Betsy Bates; Tribune Staff Writer
    New Right's on target as Republicans gather in Dallas Moderates lose custody of party's mainstream As a prelude to the Republican National Convention, two factions within the GOP are engaged in a fight for the right to claim they represent the mainstream of America . But when the cards are dealt to the New Right and self-dubbed moderates of the GOP, the New Right has control of the deck in 1984. And it has succeeded in drawing up the most conservative party platform of the last 20 years. In four years, the deck will be reshuffled, and moderates of the...
  • Why the GOP should welcome gays into the party

    08/20/2007 10:30:08 PM PDT · by Coleus · 183 replies · 3,108+ views ^ | STEVE LONEGAN
    SOMETIMES tragic occurrences force us to stop and think those are the moments that crystallize our perceptions of human relations. I found myself in such a state with the passing of a constituent, friend and fellow conservative who also happened to be gay. Our conversations convinced me that my beliefs in limited government can be shared across the chasms that liberals and conservatives perceive to separate us ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation. That conclusion is not popular on either side of the left-right spectrum: Liberals don't believe gays should be conservative and conservatives don't believe gays can be...
  • COPUSA Program/FAQ's re: 'What is the Communist Party?'

    08/08/2007 10:13:03 PM PDT · by cricket · 47 replies · 1,112+ views
    Communist Party USA ^ | Jan, 7, 2003 | CPUSA Internet Department
    excerpt from 'FAQ' What is the Communist Party? The Communist Party USA is an organization of revolutionaries working to bring about social change in a conscious, progressive direction. We understand the connection between working for democratic reforms and improvements in living standards today, and building a movement large enough and united enough to create revolutionary change and socialism in the future. We are a legal political party, which runs candidates, publishes a weekly newspaper and a monthly magazine. We organize contingents in most major demonstrations, support workers struggles for decent wages and working conditions, and participate in many other ways...
  • Gay Republicans seek recognition (Rudy Mentioned)

    02/26/2007 1:47:12 PM PST · by pissant · 168 replies · 1,566+ views
    CNN ^ | 8/1999 | Maria Hinojosa
    NEW YORK (CNN) -- These days, it seems as if it is good politics for conservatives to address the annual convention of gay Republicans. "Keep pushing the Republican Party because you're pushing it in the right direction," New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told the Log Cabin Republican convention over the weekend. That is a far cry from the 1992 Republican convention, when the party's far right wing attacked the gay community. "Bill Clinton and Al Gore represent the most pro-lesbian and pro-gay ticket in history," said Pat Buchanan at the 1992 GOP convention. The convention crowds responded with enthusiasm....
  • Hagel for President

    02/04/2007 8:53:01 AM PST · by flixxx · 50 replies · 1,254+ views
    wsj opinionjournal ^ | 2 4 07 | wsj editors
    Hagel for President No, that's not an endorsement. Sunday, February 4, 2007 12:01 a.m. EST No, we don't mean this as an endorsement. The Journal doesn't endorse candidates, and on the big issues of the day we don't much agree with Chuck Hagel in any case. But with the Nebraska Republican loudly agitating for a rapid withdrawal from Iraq, we think it's time the Senator tested his ideas somewhere other than the Sunday talk shows.
  • 'Gays' in military a troop 'surge' liberals support

    01/12/2007 5:39:25 AM PST · by Woodland · 31 replies · 668+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 02-12-07 | J. Matt Barber
    Liberals in Washington are very vocal in opposition to the president's planned deployment of additional troops to the Iraqi theater, but in the culture war on the home front, those same liberals are prepared to enthusiastically push for an "escalation" in troop enlistment by repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy and permitting openly homosexual men and women to sign up. (Move over National Guard and Green Berets make way for the avant-garde and Lavender Berets.) "The Servicemembers Legal Defense Network," the "Human Rights Campaign" and a host of other powerful and extremely well-funded pro-homosexual activist groups are...
  • Schwarzenegger's Health Care Socialism

    01/10/2007 2:19:47 PM PST · by RWR8189 · 13 replies · 570+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 10, 2007 | Ross Kaminsky
    Before I get into what I hope to be a well-reasoned and economically sound discussion of Arnold Schwarzenegger's new "universal health care" plan, please bear with the following outburst: Arnold's plan is some of the most muddle-headed, idiotic, socialist crap I have ever seen from a serious politician, much less from a Republican. The highlights (lowlights?) of the plan: * California employers of 10 or more workers will be required to offer health insurance or else pay 4% of their payroll into a state insurance coverage program. * All children will be covered by insurance, either private or through the...
  • Romney To File Presidential Paperwork Wednesday

    01/01/2007 5:39:18 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 53 replies · 880+ views
    CBS 4 BOSTON ^ | 01 JANUARY 2007 | AP
    (AP) BOSTON -- Gov. Mitt Romney will file paperwork forming a presidential exploratory committee on Wednesday, a delay of 24 hours out of respect for the funeral services scheduled Tuesday for former President Gerald R. Ford, according to a top aide familiar with his plans. Romney, like Ford a Republican and former Michigan resident, will submit the necessary papers to the Federal Election Commission, a registration that will allow him to raise and spend money in pursuit of the 2008 GOP nomination. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani have already taken the same step. Romney...
  • Social Conservatives for Rudy? (

    12/17/2006 6:21:30 PM PST · by Ohio So-Con · 52 replies · 1,481+ views
    In the months leading up to the 2006 midterm elections, as pundits and bloggers looked forward to the '08 presidential election, there was almost a universal sense of conventional wisdom that John McCain was the plainly recognized frontrunner, whereas Rudy Giuliani's stature as a contender would immediately plummet "once those conservatives found out about those liberal social views of Rudy's." Then, during the summer of 2006, the mainstream media and beltway thinkers had their proof. A serious political action organization was formed by a group of hardcore social conservatives, dedicated to tearing down any chance of Rudy's at grabbing the...
  • John Aravosis And Crew And Foley Emails

    10/07/2006 7:40:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 80 replies · 1,113+ views
    Strata Sphere Blog ^ | Saturday, October 7th, 2006 at 5:32 pm. | AJStrata
    John Aravosis is yapping up a storm, and letting out details he doesnt quite comprehend are (a) not common knowledge and (b) implicate him as working to orchestrate Foleygate in the media. It is important to note all the activity in July of 2006 regarding the non-salacious emails between Foley and a Page from Louisianna (aka, the LA Page). I have done numerous posts on these emails (the last one here with back referencing links). Reader TopSecretK9 as reminded me of this Aravosis comment when he admitted in October that he had the Foley Emails in July and mentioned he...
  • The last of the liberal Republicans?

    08/07/2006 1:22:25 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 70 replies · 1,469+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Aug 7, 2006 | Tom Curry
    It is hard to imagine two politicians less similar than Steve Laffey and the man whose job hes trying to take, Sen. Lincoln Chafee of Rhode Island. Laffey and Chafee both carry the Republican label. The similarity ends there. Laffey, the mayor of Cranston, R.I., and the challenger in the Sept. 12 Republican primary, is a hyperkinetic, fast-talking son of the working class. My father was a tool maker, he never went to college. Im the only Laffey in the history of Laffeys who ever went to college, he said. He graduated from Bowdoin College and Harvard Business School, before...
  • GOP gays oppose plan to ban same-sex marriages

    09/28/2005 10:50:53 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 16 replies · 574+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 9/28/05 | Clay Robison
    Gov. Rick Perry is actively promoting Proposition 2, the proposed constitutional amendment against same-sex marriages, and many other Republicans are supporting it. But at least one GOP group is campaigning against it. The Log Cabin Republicans of Texas, a gay and lesbian group that has fought the state's conservative GOP leaders before, denounced Proposition 2 as discriminatory. "The proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage would discriminate by singling out gays and lesbians and those in other committed relationships from the basic rights and responsibilities that married Texans enjoy," said Andy Hendricks, the group's president. "Individual liberty and freedom from governmental...
  • Former Log Cabin Republican Leader Kills Sheriff (RINO Alert...And In Case You Didn't Know.)

    11/08/2004 12:27:51 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 93 replies · 4,325+ views
    Kenneth Wilk, a homosexual and former leader of the Log Cabin Republicans in Houston, has been arrested in Florida for killing a sheriff who came to serve a search warrant on him at his home. Wilk's boyfriend had been arrested by police in July for transmission of child pornagraphy and for sex with minors. In addition, Wilk was arrested in 2001 for retaliation against a witness in a previous arrest of his boyfriend. He also threatened to kill an undercover policeman in an online chat room. In his AOL profile, Wilk described himself as an "exposer of Florida Police Undercover...
  • Pro-Gay Republican Group to File Suit

    10/12/2004 9:38:27 AM PDT · by nypokerface · 17 replies · 433+ views
    AP ^ | 10/12/04 | GENARO C. ARMAS
    WASHINGTON - A pro-gay Republican group plans to file a lawsuit asking a federal court to overturn the U.S. government's "don't ask, don't tell" policy covering gays in the military. Log Cabin Republican leaders said the suit would be filed Tuesday in federal district court in Los Angeles. The "don't ask, don't tell" policy, put into place in 1993 during the Clinton administration, allows gays and lesbians to serve so long as they do not disclose their sexual orientation and do not engage in homosexual acts. Log Cabin members serving in the military asked the group's leaders over the last...
  • Log Cabin (Homosexual group) Spokesman is Delusional

    11/20/2003 9:54:56 AM PST · by Aetius · 13 replies · 189+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Nov 20, 2003 | Marc Morano
    But Mark Mead, spokesman for the homosexual Republican group Log Cabin Republicans, believes that GOP opposition to homosexual marriage could harm the party's chances of keeping the White House. "The past is a really good predictor of the future. When we ran a culture war campaign led by Pat Buchanan in 1992, we lost, and we handed the White House to Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton for eight years," Mead told "So if we run on a culture war campaign, I predict that's what will happen again," Mead said. Log Cabin Republicans are "pleased with the ruling" in Massachusetts...
  • Gays Force The Issue (GOP trying to attract gays)

    08/13/2003 3:07:35 PM PDT · by M 91 u2 K · 25 replies · 652+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 8/13/03 | Dan Gilgoff
    Gays Force The Issue Republicans and Democrats are discovering they can't avoid homosexual politics. The question is, where are the votes? By Dan Gilgoff At a congressional fundraiser last summer, Bob Kabel got the chance to do what most Republicans only dream of: pose for a photo with George W. Bush. Then Kabel, a former chairman of the Log Cabin Republicans--the country's biggest gay GOP group--won an even rarer prize: a personal message from the president. "I know exactly who y'all are," Bush told Kabel. "I'm working so that people don't have heartburn over your issues." Kabel was moved, but...
  • 'Gay' Repubs hail White House access

    07/16/2003 1:14:30 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 220+ views ^ | Wednesday, July 16, 2003
    The leader of the nation's most well-known homosexual Republican organization says his group is consulted on nearly a weekly basis by the White House. "(O)ur access is unprecedented," Log Cabin Club executive director Patrick Guerriero told Metro Weekly, a Washington-area homosexual magazine. "I'm not sure there's been a week that I've been on the job where we haven't been called to the White House or asked to attend a meeting with the Republican leadership to discuss issues ranging from tax fairness to judicial nominations to global and domestic AIDS policy." The article was e-mailed yesterday between the leaders of many...
  • With Gays Marrying in Canada, & APA Going Easy on Pedophiles, Republicans Must Take a Stand!

    06/20/2003 4:05:52 PM PDT · by AveMaria · 45 replies · 496+ views
    Ave Maria
    NOTE: I posted the message below several weeks ago. Since that time, there have been several new developments. The American Psychological Association is now considering normalizing pedophilia, as it did to homosexuality in 1973. Canada has now normalized homosexual marriages, to be exactly equal in status to heterosexual marriages. And Presidential candidate, Howard Dean, has demanded that America extend recognition to Canadian gay marriages. And he is a guy who stands a good chance of winning the Democratic nomination (and possibly the Presidency if the economy is not booming in November 2004.) REPUBLICANS AND HOMOSEXUALITY - By Ave Maria It...
  • What Gay-Friendly Republicans? Homos Get the Glad Hand, Phobes Get the Power

    06/04/2003 7:35:08 AM PDT · by dead · 43 replies · 339+ views
    Village Voice ^ | June 4 - 10, 2003 | Richard Goldstein
    With stars in their eyes, 200 Log Cabin Republicans gathered at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington last month. There, they heard an associate White House counsel, an associate director of the White House domestic policy council, and the openly gay AIDS czar, Joseph O'Neill (a supporter of abstinence education). Was this "a policy briefing with senior administration officials," as The New York Times described it, or was this merely one of the administration's periodic gay-courtship rites? Depends on whether you judge intention by words or deeds. Abetted by an all-too-credulous press, the Republicans have presented themselves as a...